philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2010 Full Sail Brewing Company--sunspot IPA--Brewmaster’s Reserve 2005--22 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV--65+ IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Big lacy head. Clear thin bright amber color. Rich floral hop front. Creamy sweet rich mild earthy caramel fruity body. Lingering sweet earthy bitter hop spice end.T oo sweet malty fruit dominates hops. Sampled 8/14/2005.
Full Sail Brewing Company--Sunspot IPA--Brewmaster Reserve 2006--22 oz. Bottle. 6.50%--50 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) IPA--No sediment. Rich lacy head. Hazed dark golden bright orange color. Mild floral hop front. Malty sweet thick mild earthy caramel fruit body. Smooth malty creamy mild hop spice end. Wheat Hints? Belgian? Odd. Sampled 7/4/2006.
Lubiere (10613) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark hazy amber ale with an extra thick frothy off white head. Aroma of citrusy caramel, and definite profound floral c-hops. In mouth, a classy full bodied IPA with lots of citrus and floral hops. A great IPA. Tasted in August 2007.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
this 22 oz bottle was poured into a standard pint glass. The color wasa dar, dakr orange and was very cloudy. The head was white and creamy looking. The smell was very faint and made me think that since this was a 2006 the hops must have faded. When I tasted it the hops had indeed faded. I got a very malty, grainy taste from this one. I am pretty sure it was past its prime. I’d love to try a fresh one as their Wreck The Halls IPA is delicious.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-06-2007 16:02:42
skoisirius (1812) - Earth, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another nice run of the mill IPA from FS. Medium bodied, medium flavored, medium in the hop department, this one definitely can do ya well on a hot day, but overall is fairly square.
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly disappointed with this, FS usually turns out some pretty expertly hopped IPAs but this was nothing to write home about. Citrusy grapefruit aroma, with a aggressively overcarbonated mouthfeel, leaving a slightly chalky aftertaste, and somewhat less than substantial malt background. Leaves me wanting something better.
slowrunner77 (6281) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"slightly weak but pleasing aroma, nothing out of the ordinary, just a little lacking. the taste was more of the same. had the intensity of a pale, not an ipa. ok."
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - OCT 24, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A doable IPA but truly nothinf special about it. So many other good IPA to try and buy.
HughConway (826) - Washington, USA - APR 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours copper with thick head. Hoppy aroma. Nice sweet flavour with nice mouthfeel, good IPA
hayduke (3533) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 22 oz bottle this poured a clear copper to orange with a fat off-white head that left moderate lacing. Nose of citrus hops and light malt. Lively mouthfeel, and flavor is lightly sweet and caramel malts with the grapefruit hops leading to a dry and somewhat bitter finish. A very nice IPA, which would benefit from just a little more hops.
Lunkie (1496) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet hop malt aroma. Cloudy orange amber colour with fantastic head and lacing. Sweet malt hop flavour with spicy aftertaste that lingers. Smooth full palate.